[ UK /ɹˈuːfləs/ ]
  1. not having a roof
    the hurricane left hundreds of house roofless
  2. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security
    made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another
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How To Use roofless In A Sentence

  • We emerged from the kitchen garden and walked around a roofless octagonal dovecote and into an artificial glade. TOY SHOP
  • It recalled roofless heavens and boundless horizons. The Boat of a Million Years
  • Barbican part of the shell of the house was still standing, roofless, disfloored, diswindowed, and pickaxed into utter raggedness, as so much rubbish yet waiting to be removed from the new railway gap. The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649
  • Still remaining are the constant reminders of the devastation left behind; trees left in branchless tangles, roofless shambles of hand-laid stone foundations of once century-old structures, empty weed-filled lots, the constant traffic and beeping of backhoes, and the bare slab foundations of what were once homes but now have only haunting stairways leading down to what were once basements that, luckily, saved the lives of many local residents. Michael DeJong: Greensburg: An Eco 9/11
  • In the reworking of the building, the new volumes provide shade and shelter in the otherwise roofless space.
  • Any roofless car will flex in the bends and on oddly-cambered roads, and the 307 CC is no exception.
  • Scarcely have we hauled our boat up on the sand, and deposited our provisions and water in the roofless house, when we hear a commotion in the river -- a swarm of fish called 'tailer' are making havoc among a Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899
  • These intricately crafted log buildings, though now roofless, are still intact, though built over a century ago. February 2009
  • the hurricane left hundreds of house roofless
  • Samover then listed buildings that are slowly deteriorating, including a 17th-century merchant's home that has been roofless for a year and a modernist masterpiece open to the skies. First they toppled the Moscow mayor, now they're after his sculptor
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